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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

AHST 310 African American Art

3 credits 45.0 hours
300 level undergraduate course

Since this nation’s birth, artists of African descent have helped define what it is to be an American. This course outlines the major movements and enduring themes in the history of African American art from the late-eighteenth century to the present day. We will pay special attention to the socio-political context within which Black artists have worked and will highlight connections both to African traditions and to the mainstream of American art. Special topics will include craft and the training of Black artists both inside and outside of the academy, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, “Post-Black” art, and Afro-diasporic art in the twenty-first century.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.